“Lesotho” is roughly translated into “the land of the people who speak Sesotho”. Acording to Wikipedia about 40% of the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day. During my journey thru Lesotho I saw a lot of shepherds carrying these blankets. Here you meet three friendly brothers all very interested in my camera.
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holmertz (59194) 2009-10-28 7:59
Unmistakably Basotho people. When I posted a picture from Lesotho several people asked why they would need those blankets in Africa!
I like the spontaneous looks and postures of these guys, neither posing nor unaware of the camera.
Lesotho has its problems, but yesterday I saw a report saying this poor country is #10 in the world in gender equality, just behind the Nordic countries and a few more. I think RSA was #9. Who would have thought that?
Hälsningar från Stockholm, där det också börjar bli ganska ruggigt nu.
pauloog (11751) 2009-10-28 9:46
I once made a short excursion from south Africa into Lesotho.
They are indeed called the blanket people. And often with rubber boots which they learnt from the English. And living in a very harsh and cold climate...
A fine portrait against the background of their dry hilly landscape.
saxo042 (37966) 2009-10-28 12:44
A very interesting picture! I have seen some of the picture Gert took here and understand the the temperatures here are not what I would expect of southern Africa. What is the altitude here? Interesting note, other critiques and answers about the conditions in this part of the world. I hope you will have a fine summer! Here we have just changed our clocks to wintertime...
danos (103156) 2009-10-30 0:59
this is the first time that i see some photo from Lesotho.Beautiful snapshot from these happy brothers with their blankets to cover their shoulders,in front of your camera.Well done.
Have a nice day,Dan
swiatopelk777 (0) 2009-10-31 1:29
Three musqueteers! Wonderful men. Good scene. Very interesting background. Perfect capture and frame. Original take.
Greetings from Warszawa!
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-11-05 2:14
Indeed, it is the expression of the kids that makes the photo to be so beautiful.
Disabled_A (0) 2010-11-19 14:16
you're lucky to have an opportunity to travel to such interesting places!
It's a nice group portrait :) Even though it seems that the lighting conditions leave much to be desired (was it possible to choose a different POV so that the contrast was not so strong?), the composition is nice!
and, what's most important, this picture conveys a good mood - with smiles :)
my very best wishes to you,
- Copyright: Stefan Zetterlind (scroller) (3445)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D-80, Nikkor AF-S 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED, Hama PL Circular M67 (IV)
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-28 6:02